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We live for this stuff.

Aug. 18, 2013 11:34 am 
Updated: Aug. 21, 2013 4:27 am
Every year for the last 4 years we have been celebrating our 4th of July in August sometime.   Whenever we can schedule it to fit everyone's schedule.   That's the date.   This tradition came about because Adam, who dates my daughter Alexis, runs a fireworks stand with his brother and sister.… MORE
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Aug. 6, 2013 11:42 am 
Updated: Nov. 3, 2013 12:46 pm
The grill.   It's been a life-long struggle with me.   I started with the most widely used charcoal grill of all-time, the Weber.   Black, round, boring.  I started with this one because that's what my father-in-law used, and he could do absolutely anything with that thing.  Steaks, chops,… MORE
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About Me
Dad of two great girls and husband to one equally great lady.
My favorite things to cook
I like Italian and Mexican. I enjoy a challenge and tend to move on once I have it mastered.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Mom taught all of us boys (and girls) to cook. It's always nice when Mom has us over and I get to carve the meat for her.
My cooking triumphs
My favorite triumphs are cooking twice for my daughters and their friends proms. Both years I served about 15 and stuck with my own Italian recipes. The kids all loved the meals. Now the girls (in college) and their friends try to make a point to come out for my cooking, which usually turns out! I love having them here and the cooking helps! Also once a year I have to make pies for a local fundraiser and last year, the old ladies thought I had bought the cheesecake with the pretty swirls and passed it off as my own. Nope. Sorry ladies!
My cooking tragedies
Yep, I've left the giblets in the bird once. I also believed the pop-up thermometer one time when I shouldn't have. Yea, and I did a rotisserie chicken in 7 minutes flat. Forgot to turn the grill down from preheating. That wasn't pretty.
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